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Sunny Days, COVID19, America and Will School Open?

July 7, 2020 in Children's Health Education

Hi Friends,

So much is going on and this lock down has really been dragging on. I hope all of you are safe and surviving all the intricate parts of COVID19.  My daughter in-law wrote a post for me about her sadness when she returned to clean out her empty classroom . You may relate to her.

On a happy note I have been taking part in a YouTube Live everyday, all about social media and the online world. It’s been great having something to look forward to every morning and fun to get to know the participants. Monday was day 109 and Pat Flynn is the young laid off business entrepreneur family guy leading us.

In this group I met Grandma Goodie’s Bible Stories who is a woman creating short videos for young children to learn simple bible stories and to give warn out parents a wholesome 5-10 min break. She has a YT channel, is a real hoot and worth checking out.

I have also met Mike’s Home ESL which is a teaching tips YT channel. He teaches English in China and creates videos to help other ESL teaches.
He is a real fun and generous guy. We hit it off and he sang and recorded my song “Don’t Spread Your Germs Around” with his ESL classroom, the kids are adorable.

And I met Mrs Abuela during Mike’s Home ESL Live YT events. She started putting her videos up on YouTube for her students in France during COVID19. She is a doll and in her simple way engages the kids with lessons and songs on YT.

I hope you will check out my awesome new friends, I know you will love them and be encouraged by them.

My husband was inspired on the Fourth of July and wrote a beautiful Poem.

“America, the Home that I Love” by Michael Ginese

It’s Fourth of July in The USA,
There’s much to give thanks for
Much good’s come our way,
 
To gripe and complain is as easy as pie
As it is to nurse the hurts, of years gone by.
 
No nation’s been flawless, none pure as glass.
We’ve all made mistakes, every color & class.
America’s no exception, we have a checkered past
But we didn’t start slavery, we ended it at last.
 
So as you consider, where you sit now
Be Thankful how far we’ve come, and of America, be proud.
 
We’re not all we should be, but we’re not what we were.
We strive to be better, and to move on in love.
 
Violence is tragic, no solution indeed
What we must look for, in every face that we see.
Is the image of God & His love full and free.
 
May we carry the torch, of freedom and peace
So every child has a place at the feast.
The feast of safety, of abundance and love
Here in America, the home that I love

Take a look around to see the ways I can help you save time and help you with next years online or classroom plans.

If you have any ideas for future songs and lessons, send me an e-mail. I would love to hear from you.

Here is a link to some free goodies just for you and your kids.

Do you know if your school is opening in the Fall? What are your plans or ideas if it does not? We can help each other ride the storm, please comment below.

For Happy Healthy Kids,
Dawn

Individual Lessons & more 😉

Who said a Nurse Can’t do Surgery on Germs

May 14, 2020 in Children's Health Education, Music with Kids, The Singing Nurse Music

Who said a nurse can’t do surgery?

I’m very excited you stopped by because I just finished surgery on my new lyric song video “Don’t Spread Your Germs Around”. In this time of virus’, bacteria in our kitchens, colds and COVID19, it’s a great time to review how we can stop the spread of germs. The song is lots of fun with hand motions and even some cute little dancing germs. It took many hours to dice and splice it to make it just right so the educational words will stick in your child’s brain. It’s all about making learning easy and fun for you and your children.

This song will make a great addition to “The Singing Nurse Health Lessons for Kids” Lesson 1 & 4 combo which is all about hand washing and and not spreading your germs around.  I hope you and your families will stay safe at home and may you the awesome teacher be filled with energy as you continue to bring learning to kids online.

Go to this page for some hand selected Germ Books including The Singing Nurse’s Free PDF with pictures and lyrics of “Don’t Spread Your Germs Around” to read to your kids. And while you’re here Subscribe and grab your free hand washing activity eBook.

Please Let me know how I can help make your teaching easier and fun. Do you have any subjects you would like to teach your children that would also include a fun catchy song?

For Healthy Kids,

Ms. Dawn

PS Have fun with this Germ Game to play at home with the whole family.

#germs #covid19 #handwashing #songsforkids

Eat the Colors of the Rainbow!

April 23, 2019 in Children's Health Education, Cooking/Nutrition

There is nothing more health promoting than getting your children involved in healthy meal preparations. Check out the excellent informative kid produced video below.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Here’s the link to the well produced kids video by Shannon if needed.

https://youtu.be/n_l0g42uDDU

#HealthyIsAnAdventure Please sent us a picture of your healthy veggie meal. Maybe we’ll share it with our friends.

Have a great week, enjoy the warmer weather, Yay!

For Healthy Kids & Families,

Ms. Dawn

For some of my favorite plant based doctors, recipes and gardening hacks checkout my playlist on my YouTube channel called “Lean Green Nurse“.

New Video! “The Tick Song” Lyme Disease Prevention!

September 2, 2018 in Children's Health Education, Music with Kids, The Singing Nurse Music

I know many of you are saying “Lyme Disease, Its September”?  I recently finished up a video of my song “The Tick Song” so I decided to do a little extra research as to the status of Lyme disease. Actually I wanted to have some back-up as to why I made this video at the end of summer instead of the beginning of spring. So if you think I’m late save this for your lessons in spring, but if you realize that we are still spending time outside read on.

Yes the CDC says the busiest time for ticks is spring through early fall.

It’s never too late or early to act in prevention to the bite of those pesky ticks and the diseases that they bring like Ehrlichiosis, Babesiosis and Lyme disease. It is no picnic any time of year.

The Song says it all and the lessons help you teach it to your kids in a fun way. The Lyme Disease Prevention lesson for kids, tick graphics and color sheet, letters to parents and “The Tick Song” are all included and now you can share this fun & catchy video lyrics song with the kids, I promise they will astound you with what they remember.

Lesson link here.

Where ticks like to bite CDC.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Disease cases by state @ CDC

Purchase “The Tick Song”

Purchase Lesson & Song

Have an Awesome School Year

Healthy Is An Adventure!

Ms. Dawn aka TheSingingNurse

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7 Resources, Healthy Living in Your Own Backyard!

April 9, 2017 in Children's Health Education, News - Updates

Updated 4/9/17 The Singing Nurse Health Tip #2

I am turning 60 this year(62 now) and want to increase my energy and better my overall health. I’ve been trying to make my activity more intense and eating more healthy. I’ve been trying to get creative with my workouts, and with summer weather here, being outdoors is so refreshing. I have come across some great resources that are fun and encouraging. If you hang out with kids, I know you like fun, and who doesn’t thrive on loads of encouragement.

Being healthy does not have to be expensive, nor does healthy living have to be boring. The main motivator though, is, “do you want it?’. Sometimes we are forced to change our choices because of health reason or a health crisis. Hopefully, if we are willing to learn and live wise, we can live well-rounded lives before a crisis ever develops.  Being stronger may even prevent injuries and keep us out of the emergency room.

So, I will share my ideas and give you the resources that I have discovered.

Resource # 1.

BodyDoOverI’ve been listening to a great Podcast called “Body Do Over”. Two guys talk back and forth about workouts, eating, weight loss plateaus and myths in the fitness world. John is the knowledgeable trainer and Matt is the eager trainee with all the questions. The podcast is lots of fun, very enthusiastic and encouraging. Kelly, a nutrition and training expert has joined the team to give a well-rounded approach to healthy eating of course, that makes you want to keep on track. There is a free quick start PDF over at BodyDoOver.com, very helpful.

Podcast BodyDoOver

 

Resource #2

Cardio Sprint Training, Dawn Ginese

Body Do Over has several days of Cardio/Sprint workouts. So I have included my deck as my workout space on those days. I set the alarm on my smartphone to start with a 5 min warm-up of walking and arm swinging, then set the alarm for every 1 minute to do intervals of brisk walking and stair climbing. So it is 5 min warm-up, 20 mins of intense walking and stairs and a 5 min cool down of walking or stretching. You can listen to your favorite music or I like to listen to the podcast over again which gives continual encouragement and motivation.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Resource #3

Cool Healthy Apps

There are a couple apps that I like that can also help track your progress and even help you while you are away from your usual workout space.

nexerciseNexercise” is an awesome app which helps you track your workouts, it gives you badges and levels to help motivate you. Nexercise has a gift/rewards component that I have not taken part of yet. Nexercise also has a social element to which I have not taken part either, but the tracking aspect is cool to see your accomplishments.

 

workouts appWorkouts” is a cool app that includes videos that you can watch right on your smartphone. You can choose to target abs, arms, butt, cardio, legs or full workout. The free version is great, you can choose from 10, 20 or 30 min workouts. You can also set an alarm to remind you about working out. This one is fun to do with the kids, you know how they like their gadgets. 

 

 

 

Resource #4

Great YouTube channel

fitness blender FitnessBlender” has loads of great intense workouts. I like the ones with Kelli the female workout coach. Go to their website and make sure to check out the  FitnesBlender YouTube Channel. I use it on my smart TV.

Intense workouts of 30 minutes can be very effective. A 1 hour walks or other long workouts are great too. The point is to get moving. 

 

Resource #5

Below is a cool drink recipe I came up with.  It is healthy and affordable.

Yummy protein drink, Dawn Ginese, RN

Blueberry Protein Drink, Dawn Ginese

Ingredients:

1 banana or 1 cup of blueberries or both

1/4 cup almonds

1/2 cup Go Lean

1 cup plant-based milk

Add a talk glass of ice, a few shakes of cinnamon and all other ingredients in a blender for a yummy, icy, nutty sweet treat.**Note I’m learning that more protein is not necessarily better, especially animal protein. See nutrition links below.

Resource #6

fat vs muscleJust for fun I wanted to let you see an example of 5 lbs of fat vs. 5 lbs of muscle. As you can see fat takes up more space. So, your scale may not be an accurate tool to see how you are progressing towards your health goals. How your clothes are fitting and how your energy level has increased is a truer picture of better fitness.

 

 

 

 

 

Resource #7

I’ve have recently taken a nutrition course that is very informative and science based. You will be surprized at the research that has gone in to nutrition and how is effects our health. I will include few links below that will talk about diabetes 2, heart disease, high blood pressure, cancer and more of the top killers effected by the “Standard American Diet”

The China Study with T Colin Campbell

This is a nice overview of “The China Study” and the research aspect. This same website has lots of great recipes and personal stories of changing to a plant based diet and how it has improved health.

Chef AJ 

I love all of Chef AJ’s YouTube cooking demos. I really enjoy the ones called: The Chef and the Dietician. Together they make some yummy dishes and have some cool cooking tools to make cooking simple, healthy and fast.

Hope you have a wonderful summer with lots of R & R and peace. 

For Life & Healthy Living,

Dawn

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Hand Washing & Four of our Favorite Fun Summer Time Activities for Kids!

June 22, 2016 in Children's Health Education

Four Favorite Fun Activities for Kids

Summer time is always a great time to kick back and live life a little less scripted. I have gathered four of my favorite posts here at The Singing Nurse website. Included in the posts are creative activities and crafts and grabbing teachable moments about washing hands and being safe. We hope you enjoy and include some R & R. 

 

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1st Post: Turtles, Hand Washing, Craft & Song

photo 4This posts describes turtle safety and info about hatchlings including a video, pretty awesome.  It includes suggested activities about hand washing. It also shows you how to make a fun turtle craft made from an oatmeal box. A little turtle poem is here as well which is an unrecorded song at this point.

 

 

2nd Post: Holes in Rocks & Shells, Beautiful Mobiles

This is aCollect your shells and rocks w holes complete tutorial about collecting rocks and shells with holes and stringing them to create a mobile. It is really beautiful and a nice reminder of your vacation.

 

 

 

3rd Post: Stingrays and Handwashing

Hungry Stingray!

Basic info about stingrays and the importance of hand washing. Cute pictures of my grandsons.

 

 

 

4th Post: Just Like the Ocean Sands-Psalm 139

half size seagulls IMG_0180_1391This is a post about the song by the same name. The lyrics and the history about the song is included in this post. A lesson, activities, crafts and the song are available as a download. Check it out, you can also listen to it here.

 

 

If you are a teacher, a nurses or a home school family we hope you join our community of healthy minded educators. Our kids need our guidance and nurturing presence. Our lessons are fun & easy and save you time.

Please have a safe & fun summer…Get some rest…

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For Healthy Happy Kids!

Ms. Dawn

 

 

 

Lyme Disease Prevention for Kids, Song & Fun Activities!

April 20, 2015 in Children's Health Education

Tick color sheets and graphic sample

Well it is true, the reports are coming in that Lyme and other Tick borne diseases will be higher than ever. We need to protect and teach our children lyme disease prevention. The tick cycle, the small acorn crop and the low count of mice may be some reasons for the increase of Lyme disease this year. Less mice means the ticks will be looking for other ways to feast and that means our children and us.

 

 

CDC info on Lyme

WebMD info on Lyme

Colorful Comic Page for Kids PDF

Don’t forget to stop by our music page to hear “The Tick Song”. Our Lyme Disease Prevention lesson includes a Lyme disease bookmark craft, tick coloring sheet, a full musical production project with signs, costume and props, the kids love learning the silly disease names, Erhlichiosis, Babesiosis and Lyme of course. All of our lessons include TSN sing-a-long songs.

Below is a sample page from “TSN Health Lessons for Kids”, Lyme Disease Prevention-lesson # 5

The Singing Nurse-Lyme Disease Prevention Lesson for Kids

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Happy Spring!

Enjoy the warmer weather and think prevention!

Ms. Dawn

>INDIVIDUAL Lyme Disease Lesson #5 <

You may like our last Lyme disease post and the adorable toddler in the picture.

 What others are saying about The Singing Nurse music and health lessons.

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***UPDATE: The Tick Song Video with Lyrics

Montesorri Teacher Writes:

“With this CD learning is made fun through the music and hand motions. It is a well-known fact that music helps to retain information.  I see the positive results…”

Dental Hygiene, Kids Free Fun PDF

February 10, 2015 in Children's Health Education

Updated: originally posted Feb. 2012

Hi from The Singing Nurse,

Just created a free dental fun sheet that you can use in a snap. It helps kids learn how to:

1.draw happy and sad faces and

2.choose what makes our teeth happy or sad.

Use it during dental health month to spice up your dental lesson plan. 

The Singing Nurse’s dental hygiene and dentist visit lessons includes a fun game which incorporates my fruit and veggie graphics, and of course happy and sad faces.

Both, “I’m Gonna Brush My Teeth” and “The Dentist is a Good Guy” are fun songs to teach kids about good dental care and that the dentist is a good guy. The easy to follow combo lesson 2 & 3 is available on our “Individual Lessons” page.

Happy Brushing, don’t forget to brush your tongue too.

For Healthy Kids, Ms. Dawn

 Click What makes sad happy teeth to get your free PDF activity sheet.

 

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Free PDF’s, Free activity pages for kids and Other creative educational resources, All created to help you educate your corner of the world for life and healthy living. We’d love to connect with you. > > > >

If you have any questions or information you would like to see here, please contact us.

Ms. Dawn, The Singing Nurse

Other resources: Preschool Plan-It with Ms. Cheryl, lots of great activity ideas.

Check out TSN Dental Theme Pinterest Boards.*Dental Hygiene, *Dentist Visit

Make a comment below let us know what you are doing to teach your children about good dental care.

“Be My Healthy Valentine” Poster & Cards for Teachers & Nurses

January 9, 2015 in Children's Health Education

Valentines Day w TheSingingNurse

Hi there my healthy minded friends. Need that special message of healthy living for your students or patient or that special child in your life. Do you need to remind them to not spread their germs around? These two items will do just that in a fun and colorful way. Enjoy my recently created Valentines Poster and Valentines Cards.

“Be My Healthy Valentine”, “Don’t Spread Your Germs Around”, “Wash Your Hands, Cough & Sneeze in Your Shoulder”.

Print as many posters as you like to hang around your school or medical offices etc. It would look really nice if you glued the poster to a burgandy colored paper simular to the dinner mats displayed behind the print-outs. Print the Cards on card stock paper and give them to those special kids in your life.

Free Download!

Other TSN products .

Happy Valentine’s Day!

Ms. Dawn 

While you’re here, Subscribe for your free copy of my Hand Washing Activity eBook!  

Your kids will enjoy the Healthy & Engaging Message!

Hand Washing Activity book sample aug 2013 Dawn Ginese RN resized w TSN

 

 Don’t forget to check out the health songs on the Music for Children page

My Purell Airplane Trip!

November 30, 2014 in Children's Health Education, News - Updates

purell with words

3 Things I do with Purell Hand Sanitizer.

I just wanted to send out a quick post to remind you about the cold and flu season just about to bombard all of us. I was recently away with family for the Thanksgiving Holiday and came home to the snowy bitter cold of the northeast. The snow is beautiful but best when you don’t have to go anywhere.

So what does all this have to do with airplanes etc.

3 things I do with Purell.

1.  I carry purell where ever I go. It is always hanging from my purse for quick use.

2.  My husband and I have this little ritual while traveling. We squirt the Purell on a tissue and wipe down our area in the plane: the arms and buttons of our seats, the levers, the fold down tables and the magazine pocket edges. Read Dr. Oz’s “Toxic Travel-How to Stay Healthy” post where he explains how these areas are especial germy. Really, how clean can the airlines make the planes with only 10-15 minutes in between unloading and loading passengers? Not much…so we sanitize.

3.  I make sure my husband has his own hand sanitizer.

Things to remember, refill your hand sanitizer bottles when you are at home. It would be great to leave a larger bottle in the car so you can refill before you take off on your adventures.

A bonus today is that Purell has a 30 Days of Sharing & Caring campaign going on right now. I wanted to pass it on to you because it would be a great activity to share with your children. They have a printable chart of good deeds to do like: Bake cookies, Share your lunch, Make someone laugh, Donate clothes/coats etc. Purell is also awarding weekly gifts and prizes to participants. The grand prize is $5,000.00.  You can check it out at Purell30DayHoliday.com. Get going quick because it ends Dec. 16th.

Have a Wonderful Christmas Holiday Season.

Ms. Dawn

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